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Appalshop Archive


Appalshop is a multi-media arts and cultural center located in central Appalachia. Since its founding in 1969 Appalshop has produced media about all aspects of life in the region including coal mining, subsistence farming, crafts, labor strikes, music, storytelling, religious practices, politics, environmental activism, and Appalachian literature. The Appalshop Archive's mission is to care for and improve access to Appalshop's legacy of media production, as well as other unique collections from central Appalachia. For more information about Appalshop and the archive please visit www.appalshop.org

Appalshop Archive has made selections from two of its local television collections available on the Internet Archive:

Early Headwaters Television, 1980-1984
In 1980 Appalshop launched a weekly television series on WKYH-TV, the local NBC affiliate in Hazard, Kentucky. The series title, Headwaters, was inspired by the many rivers that originate in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. A mixture of folk arts, local affairs and music, Headwaters programs documented regional artists, artisans, and musicians, and explored significant historical and cultural aspects of the region. Today Appalshop continues to distribute its documentary productions to PBS affiliates as Headwaters programming. The majority of programs in this collection were transferred from 3/4" Umatic cassettes, with a few from 1" open reel. Preservation was made possible with a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Mountain Community Television
In 1972 media producer Paul Congo launched a southwest Virginia affiliate of Ted Carpenter's influential Broadside Television in East Tennessee. It came to be known as "Mountain Community Television," and aired locally on Wise County's cable access Channel 12 from 1972 to 1978. Programs featured local music, arts, culture, public affairs, college lectures and student-produced entertainment. A portion of MCTV's 1/2" open reel videotapes were salvaged after the project was discontinued in 1978. Preservation grants enabled Appalshop Archive to transfer the material in 2008, providing access to this unique window on southwest Virginia cultural and political life in the mid-1970's. It includes both edited programs and camera original raw footage, as well as "recycled" tapes that reveal clips from different recordings. The collection was preserved with grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thanks to cataloger Heather Fox

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Cultural & Academic Films

TOPIC atoz
Appalachia 66
Appalshop 59
Appalachian region, Southern 37
Wise County (Va.) 31
Public access television programs 9
Male prisoners--Virginia 8
public access television 7
Abandoned Mine Lands Program (U.S.) 6
Abandoned mined lands reclamation--Law and legislation 6
Environmental protection--Citizen participation. 6
Norton (Va.) 6
Prisoners--Vocational education 6
United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 6
Appalachian Region, Southern 5
Bluegrass musicians 4
African American prisoners --Virginia. Prisoners -- Virginia 3
African Americans 3
Fairs--Virginia 3
Jack Wright 3
Norton (Va) 3
Public access television programs. 3
Ralph Stanley 3
blues music 3
coal mining 3
American Electric Power Company 2
Baker, Roy 2
Castlewood (Va.) 2
Coal miners 2
June Appal Recordings 2
Marion Sumner 2
Mike Seeger 2
Prisoners--Virginia--Attitudes. 2
Roadside Theater 2
Virginia 2
Wheelwright (Ky.) 2
Wise (Va) 2
bluegrass music 2
coal camps 2
coal miners 2
traditional music 2
women coal miners 2
Airstream 1
American literature -- Appalachian Region, Southern 1
Appalachian Power Company 1
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Poetry 1
Appalachian Region, Southern--Social life and customs 1
Appalachian Region, Southern--Social life and customs. 1
Appalachian Region, Southern--social life and customs 1
Appalachian Region--Economic conditions Coal mines and mining--Kentucky 1
Appalachian Region--History 1
Appalachian Region--Music 1
Appalachian Region--Music.Stanley 1
Appalachian Region--Southern 1
Appalachian artist 1
Appalachian region 1
Appalachian region, Southern' Appalachians (people) 1
Appalachian region, Southern.Addington, Doshia, Mountain life--Appalachian Region, Southern 1
Appalachian region, Southern.African American coal miners 1
Appalachian region, Southern.Bluegrass musicians 1
Appalachian region, Southern.Coal mines and mining--Kentucky 1
Appalachians (People)--Medical care 1
Appalachians (People)--Virginia. 1
Archie Green 1
Archives of Appalachia 1
Articulation disorders in children. 1
Austin, Richard Cartwright, 1934- 1
Band directors -- United States 1
Bill Blanton 1
Bituminous Coal Operators� Association 1
Blind children--Education--United States 1
Bluegrass festivals 1
Bluegrass festivals. 1
Bluegrass music 1
Bluegrass musicians.Appalachian Power Company. 1
Boggs, Dock, 1898-1971 1
British Coal Board 1
Brownie Girl Scouts 1
Brownie Girl Scouts. 1
Brumley Gap 1
Carl D. Perkins 1
Carl Dewey, 1912-1984 1
Cherokee medicine 1
Children with disabilities--Education 1
Children with disabilities--Education--Law and legislation 1
Christian education of children 1
Church schools 1
Coal miners -- Virginia 1
Coal miners--Labor unions 1
Coal miners.United Mine Workers of America 1
Coal mines and mining -- Virginia 1
Coal mines and mining--Kentucky 1
Coal mines and mining--Safety measures 1
Coal mines and mining--Safety measures.Inland Steel Company 1
Coal mining 1
Coalfield Progress 1
Coeburn (Va.) 1
Community organization--Appalachian region 1
Convict labor -- Virginia 1
County fair 1
Cratis Williams 1
Curley Lambert 1
David Lucas 1
Deaf children--Education. 1
Dennis Breeding 1
Dick Austin 1
Dock Boggs 1
Edward Kennedy 1
Electric power--Conservation 1
Eula Hall 1
Flood dams and reservoirs 1
Flora Wright 1
Folklore--Appalachian Region, Southern 1
Folklore--Performance. 1
Football--Virginia--Wise County 1
Game wardens--Virginia--Biography 1
Gary Stewart 1
Gate City (Va.) 1
Girl Scouts 1
Gristmills 1
Gurney Norman 1
Hazel Dickens 1
Headwaters 1
Honaker, H. G. 1
Hydroelectric power plants--Appalachian Region, Southern 1
Inland Steel Company 1
Jean Ritchie 1
John Lozier 1
Johnson County (Ky.)--History 1
Jonesborough (Tenn.) 1
Kate Peters Sturgill 1
Lawson, Suzanne 1
Lee County (Va.) 1
Lee Sexton 1
Letcher County (Ky.) 1
Lily May Ledford 1
Male prisoners--Virginia. 1
Midways 1
Mountain life -- Poetry 1
Municipal government--Virginia--Wise County 1
Music--Instruction and study 1
Musicals--juvenile 1
Nick Stump 1
Norton (Va.)--City council 1
O'Neil, William David 1
Old-time music--Appalachian Region, Southern 1
Paintsville (Ky.) 1
Payroll Boys 1
Pentecostal churches--Appalachian Region, Southern. 1
Perkins 1
Perry County 1
Phebel Wright 1
Powell Mountain 1
Priode, Lucian 1
Prisoners -- Virginia 1
Prisoners--Counseling of. 1
Prisoners--Virginia--Attitudes 1
Prisoners--Vocational education. 1
Pumped storage power plants 1
Pumped storage power plants--Virginia 1
Ralph Whitley, Keith 1
Reel World String Band 1
Reproductive health 1
Richard Cartwright Austin 1
Robin and Linda Williams 1
Rodney Hatfield 1
Ron Short 1
Roscoe Holcomb 1
Roy Webb 1
Rucker, Sparky 1
Rural health clinics--Virginia 1
Rural poor--Medical care--Virginia 1
Solitary confinement 1
Sonya Yancy 1
Southern 1
Southwest Virginia 1
Speech therapy for children 1
Still, James, 1906-2001 1
Storytelling--United States 1
Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining 1
Sturgill, Kate Peters 1
Surface mining 1
Thelma Stovall 1
United Mine Workers of America. 1
Vietnam veterans 1
Virginia, Southwest Pumped storage power plants 1
Virgininia 1
Washington County (Va.) 1
Water mills 1
Wildcat strikes 1
Wise County (Va.) Austin, Richard Cartwright, 1934- 1
Wise county 1
Wright, John Wesley, 1844-1931 1
architecture 1
arts education 1
bluegrass 1
children's shelter 1
clog dancing 1
coal mining songs 1
crime 1
dulcimer music 1
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Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Rye Cove Elementary School principal Floyd Sloan, Jr. talks about forming the Rye Cove Cloggers, the development of clogging in Appalachia and his efforts to teach the younger generation the art. The show includes footage of school children clogging, interviews with two young cloggers, and the Rye Cove Cloggers performing in full dress.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, clog dancing
Appalshop Archive
movies
eye 871
favorite 2
comment 0
The first portion of this video is a documentary about Wheelwright, Kentucky, once the "model mining town for the country," produced by Mountain Community Television in the 1970s. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. In the second segment, Headwaters producers interview Anna Jean Tackett, coordinator of a successful project to rebuild Wheelwright through a collaboration with local, state and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal camps, coal mining
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 851
favorite 1
comment 0
Band director Lucian Priode leads the J.J. Kelly High School Band in a performance of Dvorak's "New World Symphony." The video includes Priode discussing his reasons for selecting the piece for his students, his ideas about music education and some explanations about the music curriculum at the school. Scenes of the band practicing lead up to the public performance which appears to be in the high school auditorium. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Norton (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Priode, Lucian, Band directors --...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 769
favorite 1
comment 0
In studio, a group of musicians perform old time music. Performers include Hazel Dickens, Fred Price, Clint Howard, and Lois Short. Numbers include Lois Short on banjo and singing “John Henry”; Ballad singer Cas Wallen performing “Can't You Hear Jerusalem Moan”; and Hazel Dickens performing “Scraps from Your Table”.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Hazel Dickens, traditional music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 684
favorite 1
comment 0
Feature on Jean Ritchie; Mike Stamper interviews; Ritchie sings and plays dulcimer; talks about her mother’s influence, how she learned to play; meeting her husband; her time at the Henry Street Settlement; traveling to Japan with Alan Lomax and the Japanese reception to her music; talks about playing at square dances; talks about her upcoming record for June Appal Sweet Rivers.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Jean Ritchie, dulcimer music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 672
favorite 0
comment 0
Raw footage from taping of a program with Gary Stewart, including song performances and an interview with Jack Wright about his childhood, moving to Florida when he was twelve and his experiences in Nashville.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Gary Stewart, Jack Wright
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 525
favorite 0
comment 0
This program is comprised of stills and audio is adapted from a slideshow about Clinchco, a racially integrated coal camp in Dickenson County, Virginia built by the Clinchfield Coal Company in the early twentieth century. Includes historic photographs and oral histories of residents who recount attempts by the UMWA to organize the town, mining conditions and life during the boom years. This video is available for purchase at http://appalshop.org/store
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal mining, coal camps, African Americans
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 520
favorite 0
comment 0
Highlights from 1981 Wise County Bluegrass Festival.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Wise county, Southwest Virginia, bluegrass music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 517
favorite 0
comment 0
Tribute to singer/banjo player Dock Boggs. Mike Seeger, Bruce and John Hunsucker, Beth Roberts, Louise McPheron and Jack Wright, tell stories about Boggs and sing his songs. Includes what appear to be home movies of Boggs and his family.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Dock Boggs
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 516
favorite 0
comment 0
Program in which traditional musicians Phebel and Flora Wright are joined in their home by fiddler Marion Sumner for an old time jam session and discussion of their lives in music.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Phebel Wright, Flora Wright, Marion Sumner
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 511
favorite 0
comment 0
Raw footage from taping of Mike Seeger performing in 1981 at a nursing home in Hazard, KY. Roscoe Holcomb is among the senior residents at the performance. In 2009 Mike Seeger was awarded an NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest recognition of artistic achievement in folk and traditional arts.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Mike Seeger
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 437
favorite 0
comment 0
Program on the conclusion of a five-year long citizens' campaign in the mountain community of Brumley Gap, Virginia to block the construction of a hydroelectric power plant by Appalachian Power Company. In interviews, residents and activists recount the battle and discuss why they fought so passionately to stop the construction.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Brumley Gap, Dick Austin
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 431
favorite 0
comment 0
Headwaters outtakes, raw footage: Jack Wright as St. Nick; studio performances by Marion Sumner, Dennis Breeding, Nick Stump, and Jack Wright; Wright interviews Sumner and Breeding.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Marion Sumner, Dennis Breeding, Nick Stump, Jack Wright
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 429
favorite 1
comment 0
Bascom McCoy and his family and friends make molasses on the McCoy property at Bold Camp, Virginia. They cut cane, run it through a homemade press and heat and jar the molasses. Participants reminisce about their experiences at past stir-offs.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, sorghum making
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 376
favorite 0
comment 1
Interview with Dr. Cratis Williams of Appalachian State University; Williams discusses early history of the Appalachian mountains, the Scots-Irish settler origins, speaks at length about Appalachian linguistics/dialect. Discusses ballad tradition, sings some ballads.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Cratis Williams
Appalshop Archive
by University of Kentucky and Appalshop
movies
eye 361
favorite 0
comment 0
Documentation of a 1981 annual gathering of African-Americans who trace their families to the Appalachian region and coal mining communities. Includes a brief history of blacks in the mountains and community life in the coal camps. The gathering takes place in Cleveland, OH. Produced by Appalshop with Dr. Bill Turner of the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky. Final five minutes is a preview of upcoming Headwaters programs presented by producer Jeff Kiser.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, African Americans
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 349
favorite 1
comment 0
Full version of "Wheelwright: Coal Mining Town." Video documenting the history of Wheelwright, Kentucky. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. Descriptions of coal mining life, the effects of strikes on the town, safety conditions, and the impact of the sale of the town on the economy and social conditions of Wheelwright are featured. Includes brief interview with and photos of African...
Topics: Wheelwright (Ky.), Appalachian region, Southern.African American coal miners, Coal mines and...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 339
favorite 1
comment 0
Oral history interview with Melvin Killen recounting his personal experiences with the legendary John Wesley Wright, also known as Devil John Wright or Bad John Wright. Voice-over introduction begins at 01:40. Killen describes his own relationship and recounts events in John Wright's life, including an attempt on his life by the Ku Klux Klan. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide...
Topics: Letcher County (Ky.), Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Wright, John Wesley,...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 312
favorite 2
comment 0
The Katie Laur Band performs at the annual Shriner's Bluegrass Festival in Wise, Virginia. Songs include: "Someday Soon," "A Good Woman's Love," "Leather Britches," "Rock Salt and Nails," "Come on Down the Mountain Katy Daly"(Ralph Stanley tribute), "You Are My Flower," "Kentucky Chimes," and "A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation." Musicians include: Katie Laur, Buddy Griffin, Jeff Roberts, Jeff Turfllinger, and...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 310
favorite 0
comment 0
A slide/tape program on coal miners consisting of photographs, clippings, interviews, and songs about coal mining. Written by Helen Lewis. Produced by Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University as part of "Appalachian Outreach", a series of community programs about regional history and culture.
Topics: Archives of Appalachia, coal miners, coal mining songs
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 262
favorite 1
comment 0
John I. Burton High School marching band and flag corps practicing. Video begins with a flag corps practice performance and continues with an interview with flag corps captain Laura Hopkins. A scene of the full band practicing on the football field follows the interview. Performance includes the song "Those Were the Days My Friend" and several others. Video continues with several solo improvised flag and rifle routines by Jimmy ? and Chase Mullins and concludes with a personal message...
Topics: Norton (Va.), Wise County (Va.), public access television, marching bands
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 255
favorite 0
comment 0
In studio. Jack Wright introduces the all woman string band; band performs various bluegrass and traditional songs. Jack interviews the band. The members talk about their origins, playing at the Carter Family Store, being on the Jericho line and touring.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Reel World String Band
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 254
favorite 1
comment 0
Profiles of various mountain blues performers from Virginia and Kentucky. Roy Webb, Foddrell Brothers
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, blues music
Appalshop Archive
by Women's Film Project of Cincinnati; Appalshop
movies
eye 241
favorite 1
comment 0
Headwaters airs a video made by the Women’s Film Project. The video examines the problems with enforcement of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act through interviews with doctors, lawyers, workers and union officials. It explains a woman's rights and documents how women workers can gain these rights by highlighting the story of one group of factory workers and their fight for maternity benefits. At the end of the program women from Appalachia discuss their experiences being pregnant working...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Reproductive health
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 241
favorite 0
comment 0
Michael Stamper (aka musician Nick Stump) interviews Rodney Hatfield; b/w footage of Hatfield playing harmonica in jazz band; footage shot by Blaine Dunlap at Jefferson Davis Inn of The Shysters, a fusion band; talks about life on the road; ends with Hatfield’s band performing “Whip It” and montage of “Art Snake” work.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Rodney Hatfield, blues music
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 240
favorite 1
comment 0
Ralph Stanley and his band performs gospel tunes at a bluegrass festival. Includes shots of the crowd. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Label on container: Football commercial. Short audio announcement appeal for funds to support recording and broadcast of Lonesome Pine district football games...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Ralph Stanley, Curley Lambert, Bluegrass...
Appalshop Archive
by Native American Indians in Media; Appalshop
movies
eye 238
favorite 0
comment 0
This program contains two segments: 1) Portrait of a Native American man who is one of the last practitioners of traditional Cherokee medicine among the Eastern Band. Produced by Native American Indians in Media. 1982 2) Portrait of musician Kate Peters Sturgill. 1983
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Cherokee medicine, Kate Peters Sturgill
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 235
favorite 1
comment 0
Show broadcast after the death of Roscoe Holcomb, the renowned Appalachian banjoist and singer from Daisy, Kentucky. Includes clips from John Cohen's "The High Lonesome Sound", original footage of Mike Seeger playing for Roscoe Holcomb and friends at the Hazard Nursing Home in 1981, and clips from "Homemade American Music" by Carrie & Yasha Aginsky (complete film at http://www.folkstreams.net/film,153)
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Roscoe Holcomb
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 212
favorite 0
comment 0
Documentation of an annual event held in Jonesboro, TN which brings together performers who appeared on live country music radio shows from the 1930s through the early 1950s.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, old time radio
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 212
favorite 0
comment 0
Program comprised to two fifteen minute segments. The first segment features eleven year old fiddle player Shawn Lane and his friend Marcus Smith who accompanies Lane on guitar. Includes interviews and footage of the two playing for cloggers at Rye Cove Elementary School. The second segment features award winning eighteen year old musician Chris Henson. Henson won “Downbeat” magazine’s award for best student soloist in 1981 and 1982. Includes footage of Henson recording in Reed...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, old time music, traditional music
Appalshop Archive
by Airstream
movies
eye 199
favorite 0
comment 0
10-minute promotional film on Airstream trailers, probably broadcast in the Headwaters time slot to fill airtime. (second half of tape is 8-minutes of MOS b-roll of airstreams driving maneuverability test). Not produced by Appalshop.
Topics: Airstream, promotional film
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 184
favorite 1
comment 0
The first nine minutes of this video feature footage of people sitting on the rocks at the pinnacle of Brumley Mountain. At 9:28 the footage switches to Ralph Stanley and his band performing at what appears to be Stanley's annual Memorial Day bluegrass festival. Keith Whitley plays with the band. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to...
Topics: Appalachian Region, Southern, Appalachian Region--Music.Stanley, Ralph Whitley, Keith, Bluegrass...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 179
favorite 0
comment 0
Jack Wright intro; Studio interview with Sonja Yancey; talks about influence of old regular baptist church on her songs, her career, meeting Jerry Reed; sings “Soup Bean Winter”, “Seabird in Flight,” “Blessed Traveler,” others.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Sonya Yancy
Appalshop Archive
movies
eye 172
favorite 0
comment 0
Documentary on psychological problems experienced by combat veterans of Vietnam.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Vietnam veterans
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 171
favorite 1
comment 0
Footage of a Pentacostal snake handling ceremony. Taped by Appalshop when the film workshop was experimenting with the use of video as a medium for television cablecast.
Topic: Pentecostal churches--Appalachian Region, Southern.
Appalshop Archive
movies
eye 169
favorite 0
comment 0
Program on a six-generation family pottery business in Madison County, Kentucky. Members of the Cornelison family talk about the history of Bybee Pottery, a business founded by their ancestors in Bybee, Kentucky in the early nineteenth century. Footage includes a tour of the pottery and pottery being spun and prepared for firing. Last 10-minutes features performance of "Bullfrog Song" by Turner Foddrell at Dock Boggs Memorial Festival.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, pottery
Appalshop Archive
movies
eye 162
favorite 0
comment 0
Outtake material from the Nashville Network program "Fire on the Mountain" in which Lily May Ledford is interviewed by Cathy Fink at the Renfro Valley Barn Dance. Includes several takes of interview cuts and musical performances including "Charmin' Betsy".
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Lily May Ledford
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 156
favorite 0
comment 0
Raw footage from taping of Mike Seeger performing in 1981 at a nursing home in Hazard, KY. Roscoe Holcomb is among the senior residents at the performance. In 2009 Mike Seeger was awarded an NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest recognition of artistic achievement in folk and traditional arts.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Mike Seeger
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 150
favorite 0
comment 0
Portrait of a banjo player from Letcher County who specializes in two-finger picking and 'drop-thumb' (clawhammer) playing, both traditional styles of eastern Kentucky.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Lee Sexton
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 147
favorite 0
comment 0
(Video begins at 00:42) Documentation of Senator Ted Kennedy's visit to eastern Kentucky in November 1983. Kennedy and Carl D. Perkins hear testimony by local citizens about the need for better health care and food programs. Activist Eula Hall is featured.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Edward Kennedy, Eula Hall, Carl D. Perkins
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 144
favorite 0
comment 0
Bluegrass band plays for a crowd at Appalachia Motel in Hyden, Kentucky. Billed as "A Night to Remember: An Evening of Musical Moonshining at the Appalachia Motel." Musicians include Wayne Bishop, Robbie Horton, Joey Lewis, Paul Wooten. 1983.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, bluegrass music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 142
favorite 0
comment 0
Portrait of a contemporary coalfield band that combines bluegrass, traditional and original songs.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Payroll Boys, bluegrass, Jack Wright
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 138
favorite 1
comment 0
Produced by Mountain Community Television, this video of a Girl Scout and Brownie meeting features the girls performing several songs about fall, a Brownie troop singing the Brownie song, and footage of girls working on various craft projects. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: The first 2:35...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Girl Scouts, Brownie Girl Scouts.
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 135
favorite 0
comment 0
The first ten minutes of this show feature the Mother Goose House in Hazard, Kentucky. Designed and built by George Stacy, the house features egg shaped windows and was constructed to scale from the model of a goose carcass. George Stacy’s wife Ollie describes the design and construction of the house. The remainder of the show features a slide show of images of Appalachia collected by Appalshop film makers during their research for various films.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, architecture
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 132
favorite 1
comment 0
Excerpts from "Wheelwright: Coal Mining Town" (see full version in this collection). Video documenting the history of Wheelwright, Kentucky. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. Descriptions of coal mining life, the effects of strikes on the town, safety conditions, and the impact of the sale of the town on the economy and social conditions of Wheelwright are featured. This program was...
Topics: Wheelwright (Ky.), Appalachian region, Southern.Coal mines and mining--Kentucky, Coal mines and...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
movies
eye 129
favorite 1
comment 1
Scenes of the fair primarily include shots of the midway which appears to have been a James H. Drew exposition. Footage from an indoor camera set up as a fundraiser for Mountain Community Television (MCTV #9170) is edited into the video. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Title provided by...
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Topics: Midways, Fairs--Virginia, public access television, Wise (Va), Appalachia
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 121
favorite 1
comment 0
Promotional program about Linda and Robin Williams, artists on Appalshop's recording label June Appal Records.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Robin and Linda Williams, June Appal Recordings
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
movies
eye 121
favorite 0
comment 0
Show explores violence from various perspectives. Interviewees include Lee Howard, descendent of James B. Howard, a participant in the Baker-Howard feud in Clay County, who discusses violence in the context of feuding families. Kindergarten teacher Will Rosenfeld discusses the impact of violent television shows on children in his classroom at Norton Elementary School in Norton, Virginia. Ben B. Taylor, sherrif of Letcher County, talks about his attempts to control drugs and associated violence....
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, violence, crime
Appalshop Archive
by The Miners Campaign Tape Project
movies
eye 120
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 documentary on British coal strikes produced in England by The Miners Campaign Tape Project.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, British Coal Board
Appalshop Archive
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Program on John Lozier, in which he plays the harmonica and recounts folk wisdom. The program was produced by Cable 10 of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, John Lozier
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by Mountain Community Television
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Produced by the Office of Appalachian Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, this program features a discussion with local miners about the Bituminous Coal Strike of 1977-1978. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, Wildcat strikes, Coal miners--Labor unions, Bituminous Coal...
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A slide/tape program developed as part of research for an Appalshop film series. Includes archival photographs and a range of regional music.
Topics: Appalshop, history of Appalachia
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Kentucky writer, professor and poet laureate talks about how he started writing, being a college professor at the University of Kentucky, and the importance of the Kentucky River Valley in his work and his understanding of life. He reads his story “Sunday.” He talks about his opposition to strip mining and critiques the environmental movement’s inability to acknowledge the need for replacement of jobs in environment-damaging industries. Episode concludes with Norman’s discussing his...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Gurney Norman
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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The fifth in a series of shows called Dynamite produced by Mountain Community Television in which children from the community act out skits, perform dance routines and lip-synch to popular songs and parody television shows and commercials.This show begins with a montage of past shows to the song "Takin' Care of Business," by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. The remainder of the show celebrates Christmas with a skit, a dance routine, live footage of the J.I. Burton Marching Band performing...
Topics: Norton (Va), public access television, Appalachia
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop, Inc.
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Videotape made by Mountain Community Television that includes excerpts from Ramsey Trade Fair, a color film produced in 1973 by Appalshop and directed by Scott Faulkner (01:30 to 03:05 taped-over). At 16 minutes Ramsey Trade Fair ends and footage cuts to images of garbage on the ground and outdoor scenes in the town.
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern' Appalachians (people), Appalachian Region, Southern--Social life and...
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by Mountain Community Television
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Dock Boggs Memorial Festival filmed in Norton, Virginia featuring Sparky Rucker, Tom Bledsoe and band, Boggs' nephew Johnny Hunsucker and his son Larry Hunsucker, and Kate Peters Sturgill. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Norton (Va.), Boggs, Dock, 1898-1971, Rucker, Sparky, Sturgill, Kate Peters,...
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Portraits of Kentucky wood carvers including Edgar Tolson and his son, Donnie; Lovel Williams; and E.G. Wells.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, folk artists
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Portrait of the Evangelistic Chorolaires, an interdenominational black gospel group from the Big Stone Gap area of Southwest, VA. The group combines gospel music with a more traditional rural style. The show features four different soloists, six songs, and an interview with two of the members in the group.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, African Americans
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Portion of a three part series sponsored by Mountain Empire Community College on what happens when one goes to prison. A three person panel of ex-prisoners talk to the audience about their experiences in the Wise County Correctional Facility. Tape begins with a discussion of homosexuality in prison and concludes with discussion of drug use in prison. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, African American prisoners --Virginia. Prisoners...
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by Mountain Community Television
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As explained by the narrator, this program is intended to describe Public Law 94-142 (Education of All Handicapped Children Act, now known as IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), which deals with educational opportunities for children with disabilities, and to show how it benefits them. Includes an explanation of the law by Wise County Special Education Coordinator Suzanne Lawson and excerpts from the annual picnic for children with disabilities at Bullit Park. Tape concludes...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Children with disabilities--Education--Law and...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Filmed by Mountain Community Television with the assistance of Broadside TV, this show stars children from Norton, Virginia who parody television shows and commercials, lipsync to popular songs, and act out skits. Highlights include "The Dynamite Tonight Show," a lipsync to "Hooked on a Feeling" and a parody of Burger King commercials. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to...
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by Appalshop
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Host Jack Wright interviews two female coal miners about their experience in the industry. Show includes footage of a class offered by the Coal Employment Project designed to train women to work in the mines.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, women coal miners
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One of several Headwaters shows about violence. This show features Virginia Department of Corrections, Camp 18 and includes interviews with the prison counselor, area supervisor of prison labor for the Virginia Department of Highways, and inmates. The show integrates footage from 1977 shot for Mountain Community Television at the same prison. Topics include rehabilitation, forced labor and discipline.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, prison system
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Live performance by Appalshop's Roadside Theater of stories of the supernatural based on oral traditions.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, folk tales, Roadside Theater
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by Mountain Community Television
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Noted author James Still reads his short story "A Ride on the Short Dog," and the poems "I Was Born Humble," "Uncle Ambrose," "Heritage," "White Highways," "Spring on Troublesome Creek," and "Apple Trip" to a group of what appear to be high school students at their school. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide...
Topics: Appalachian Region, Southern, Appalachian Region, Southern -- Poetry, Still, James, 1906-2001,...
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Coal miners discuss Ronald Reagan’s 1983 State of the Union address. Clips of the address are interspersed with the miners’ commentary. Topics include balanced budget proposals, federal spending freeze, education initiatives, free trade and tax incentives. Of particular interest is one man’s comments on the noticeable decrease in federal public benefit provisions and the decrease in federal regulatory oversight of the mining industry.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal miners
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by Mountain Community Television
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Victor Darnell (b. 1899) talks about moving to Dorchester, Virginia in 1916 and describes his life there as a coal miner. Topics covered include mine work, the union and strip-mining. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative led by Paul Congo to provide locally produced public access television in Norton, Virginia.
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Coal miners -- Virginia, Coal mines and mining --...
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Kentucky folk painter David Lucas in his studio, talks about his work, his hometown Haymond, Kentucky and the decline over years; includes a montage of his paintings and footage of Haymond, Kentucky. ENDS AND CUTS TO MIDDLE OF JEAN RITCHIE PIECE; interview with Jean Ritchie; perfoms songs; montage of magazine covers with Ritchie
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, David Lucas, Appalachian artist
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by Mountain Community Television
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First citizen workshop presented under the auspices of the National Wildlife Federation, the Appalachian Coalition and Virginia Citizens for Better Reclamation aimed at letting citizens know what they can do to help implement the Strip Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement,...
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by Mountain Community Television
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Warren Wright discusses his research on what he calls The Big Steal, that is, the unlawful acquisition of land in southeastern Kentucky in the late nineteenth century by northern power companies. He also comments on his belief in the collaboration between power, government, educational and religious institutions in the area to secure and maintain the unlawfully mineral rights for the power companies. Warren Wright was a farmer and self-taught minister who briefly served as Executive Director of...
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, Appalachian Region--History, Appalachian Region--Economic conditions...
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According to the narrator of the show, this episode of Headwaters documents the first dance residency in the state of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Letcher County Arts Council and the Kentucky Arts Council, the residency funded dance teacher Mary Bruce Blackburn to conduct classes at schools and other venues in the area. Footage includes description of the program by Letcher County Arts Council president Josephine Richardson and interviews with school administrators, parents and students and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, arts education
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by Mountain Community Television
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The Buffalo Mountain Boys, a bluegrass band comprised of coal miners, play at a rally of the United Mine Workers of America held in Castlewood, Virginia. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Musical performance begins as 6:40.
Topics: Castlewood (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern.Bluegrass musicians, Coal miners.United Mine Workers...
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Video of the Mountain Community Television table set up at the SW Virginia and Kentucky District Fair in Wise County, Virginia. At the beginning of the video the camera pans to a sign that says, "Put 25 cents in the box and see yourself on Cable Channel 12." At 20:11 the tape cuts to a scene of bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley in a recording studio. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Ralph Stanley, Fairs--Virginia, public access...
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by Mountain Community Television
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Video oral history with Doshia Addington, former mail carrier in Southwestern Virginia. Addington talks about her life growing up in Appalachia in the early 20th century as one of twelve children. She discusses farming, preserving food for a large family, becoming a mother of six children and the various kinds of work she did taking care of her own family. She shows photographs of herself and her children working on her land, recites a recipe for homemade soap, lists an assortment of herbal...
Topics: Appalachian Region, Southern--Social life and customs, Appalachian region, Southern.Addington,...
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by Mountain Community Television
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One in a series of videos exploring attitudes of prisoners, community members and administrators toward Unit 18 of the Wise County Correctional Facility. Tape features an interview with a prisoner but sound quality is very poor. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Title from DVD container. Sound quality very poor.
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Male prisoners--Virginia.